[size=36]60 new satellites to provide high-speed Internet[/size]
launched the American company "Spice X , " the second installment of the satellite constellation small synthetic "Starlink" which aims to provide Internet service from space, and includes 42 thousand artificial moon in the long term.
The Falcon 9 successfully took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying 60 small satellites, which showed a live broadcast of the launch on the Elon Musk website.
SpiceX wants to acquire in the future a portion of the Internet market in space, which is competing with other companies such as One Web and Amazon, whose project is still less advanced (Project Kuiper).
In the long term, Elon Musk intends to control 3 to 5 percent of the global Internet market, an estimated 10 billion dollars a year, 10 times more than he earns by firing rockets into space.
Musk also wants to settle Mars, and his California-based company has received permission from the US authorities to launch 12,000 satellites on several orbits, but has applied for 30,000 additional satellites.
The Starlink constellation aims to provide high-speed Internet on the ground. Small satellites will be at relatively low altitude (550 km for the first batch).
SpiceX launched its first 60 satellites in May, and confirmed that the constellation will be put into service from next year, to provide service to Canada and the northern United States.
It confirmed that it will be able to cover the entire world through 24 launches